Full list of schools hit by coronavirus as hundreds in isolation

Pupils and staff from schools across Liverpool are now isolating after positive coronavirus cases were confirmed.

Students at eight different schools have come into contact with the virus meaning they will now have to go into isolation for 14 days.

Following a number of positive test results, schools across the city made the decision to send almost 200 pupils and 21 staff members home.

It is believed that five primary schools and three secondary schools were hit by cases after children returned to the classroom over the last week.

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However only five of these schools have seen pupils sent home to self-isolate.

Other situations involve either teachers or pupils having tested positive before returning to school – and therefore not affecting wider numbers at the schools in question.

Below are the list of schools hit by cases, including those where children and staff have been sent home.

West Derby High School

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As we reported earlier today, staff and students at West Derby School have been told to self-isolate after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

A total of 56 pupils and three staff members will now spend 14 days self isolating at home.

Liverpool College

Sudley Juniors School

Hunts Cross Primary School

Our Lady of Immaculate Primary School

The ECHO understands that around 30 pupils at Sudley Primary will now be self-isolating and a similar number at Our Lady Immaculate and Hunts Cross Primary will be asked to do the same.

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Speaking on Monday, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said: "Sadly this is likely to be our new normal now and this will be the situation in other cities and towns.

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"What it does show is that the systems and processes we have put in place are working as they are informing us about cases quickly and decisions are then being taken – but its hugely disruptive to those affected.

"This is much more than an education issue, we need communities to be protecting each other by doing the right things, following the guidance and stopping the virus spreading more – this is vital now."

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